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MegaChips Becomes Tensilica Authorized Design Center

Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that MegaChips Corporation, of Osaka, Japan, has become an authorized Tensilica design center. Companies needing SOC (system-on-chip) design services in Japan can take advantage of MegaChips’ expertise in the design of video and imaging products as well as communications products.

“We are excited to join Tensilica’s Xtensions partner network,” stated Gen Sasaki, assistant general manager, ASSP Business Division, Specific Use Business Headquarters of MegaChips. “Tensilica’s processors are ideal for complex dataplane processing tasks like video and communications. We plan to use Tensilica’s Xtensa® customizable processors in our own designs and to provide design services for our customers.”

“As we grow our customer base in Japan, we are pleased to add MegaChips to our portfolio of service offerings,” stated Chris Jones, Tensilica’s director of strategic alliances. “MegaChips has proven expertise and can help speed SOC design projects for our customers.”

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable dataplane processors. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) consist of performance intensive DSP (audio, video, imaging, and baseband signal processing) and embedded RISC processing functions (security, networking, and deeply embedded control). The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s application specific processor cores enable rapid customization to meet specific data-plane performance targets. Tensilica’s DSPs and processors power top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica’s patented benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.

About MegaChips

MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE: 6875) was established in 1990 as an innovative fabless company dedicated to system LSIs with the goal of integrating LSIs and systems knowledge. Their focus is on the development of cutting-edge system LSIs and systems products incorporating our original algorithms and architecture in the areas of image, audio, and communications, and using the advances they achieve to offer outstanding products and solutions that meet the needs of their clients.

For additional information, please visit: www.megachips.co.jp/english/top.html

Editors’ Notes:

  • Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Tensilica’s announced licensees include ADDMM, Afa Technologies, ALPS, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Panasonic Mobile, Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, u-Nav Microelectronics, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, WiQuest Communications, and XM Radio.

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